Peer Learning Activities

Our strength lies in the expertise and diversity of our Members and their active engagement. We harness this diversity through Peer Learning Activities.

ISSA Members have diverse theoretical expertise in various areas of Early Childhood Development. They are strong in practical experience, project implementation, advocacy, and organizational development. This diversity grows the knowledge transfer among member organizations and their staff.

Together we explore new initiatives and enrich existing programs across countries. All ISSA Members benefit from Peer Learning Activities, to build capacity and deepen their knowledge of best practices. All Peer Learning Activities (PLAs) are financially supported by ISSA with financial or in-kind contributions from members.

Mateja Rezek, Slovenia:

'It was a powerful experience to define the key
elements of the success of our network.
It reminded us where our roots are.'

2023 Peer Learning Activities

Over the past 13 years, 88 Peer Learning Activities (PLA) have taken place within the ISSA network, benefiting around 3,600 professionals.

Every year, these events involve an increasing number of participants, from professionals working in ISSA Member Organizations, to practitioners.

Five Member Organization organized PLAs, sharing their expertise and experience – ranging from inspiring best practices on how to help children confront negative emotions, to fruitful discussions about the accessibility of childcare centers. You can read about them all in the 2022 Peer Learning Activity Overview.

PLA’s 2016-2023 in figures




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